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Norton Simon Museum

411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1825
+1 626-449-6840
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Chess Night

I became a member because my son is an avid chess player & now through September there are chess... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Newport Beach, California
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Lovely and easy to explore

From pre-Renaissance to modern, this easy-to-explore museum offers a range of interesting paintings... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Boise, Idaho
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The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Over a 30-year period, industrialist Norton Simon (1907–1993) amassed an astonishing collection of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century and a stellar collection of South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years. Modern and Contemporary Art from Europe and the United States, acquired by the former Pasadena Art Museum, also occupies an important place in the Museum’s collections.
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411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1825
+1 626-449-6840
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I became a member because my son is an avid chess player & now through September there are chess matches in the garden on Saturday evenings. The garden setting is beautiful; there is happy hour on Saturday evenings and I have the opportunity to relax...More

Thank Dr_Svoboda
Reviewed 19 August 2017

From pre-Renaissance to modern, this easy-to-explore museum offers a range of interesting paintings and sculptures. My favorite is the Impressionists. Lovely Degas sculptures and paintings, Cezannes, and van Goghs are easy to see and linger over.

Thank AshleyB63
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Great art museum, we really loved the sculpture garden. We travelled for 12 hours and found sculptures by Henry Moore , amazing.

Thank Tracy I
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great museum with fantastic Impressionist art and a nice rotating collection of Old Masters. Sculpture garden is fun and there's a nice cafe. Easy access from Old Town Pasadena.

Thank 122marthah
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great collection. No crowds, beautiful art, easy access. Its a great few hours for anyone interested in the arts.

Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

If you are a fan of Degas, Monet, Manet, Renoir, etc., you will enjoy this museum's collection. Make sure to stroll through the beautiful sculpture garden and catch the 20-minute Gregory Peck-narrated movie about the life of Norton Simon and his art collection. Admission price...More

Thank JSharpFamily
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Norton Simon Museum offers Free admission after 5PM the first Friday of each month. The museum offers a large impressive collection with periodic new collections.Well worth the time to visit

Thank marktS5189DV
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This was a memorable day for me in many ways; the lady that I was dating was a very astute art aficianado, and had offered to guide me through the Norton Simon, a place that I hadn't visited in years. We started in the Indo/Asian...More

Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I love this place. It's pretty small and easy to see everything it has to offer in just a couple of hours. There are quite a few famous pieces here and the sculpts in both the front and the outside garden area are fantastic. A...More

Thank eskeeemo
Reviewed 22 July 2017

The Norton Simon is one of the States top collections, and it's hard to imagine a trip to this region without stopping in. And by stopping in, I mean going with the knowledge that you'll need time to absorb the depth of the collection. There's...More

Thank ProfessorCharles
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Monday - 12 pm - 5 pm Tuesday - Closed Wednesday 12 pm - 5 pm Thursday 12 pm - 5 pm Friday 11 am - 8 pm Saturday 11 am - 8 pm Sunday 11 am - 8 pm
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Response from Stuart L | Reviewed this property |
Also - don't miss the Huntington Gardens and museums just down the road